Ronald Nabor

Ronald Nabor, 25, was killed by a masked assassin as he was leaving a birthday party with his wife. After alighting from a white van without license plates, the killer and two masked companions ordered everyone in the eskinita to go inside their homes, as the killer followed Ronald back inside the shanty where the party had just ended. He was shot and killed along with another man who lived there.

Too poor to be buried

While at the crime scene in QC yesterday asking about murder victim Cristina Padual, I was told about a wake in the interior of the neighborhood. It was inside a makeshift chapel along a narrow path with growling, emaciated dogs.

Ronald Nabor, 25, was killed by a masked assassin as he was leaving a birthday party with his wife. After alighting from a white van without license plates, the killer and two masked companions ordered everyone in the eskinita to go inside their homes, as the killer followed Ronald back inside the shanty where the party had just ended. He was shot and killed along with another man who lived there.

That was back on February 19. He is still unburied because his family cannot afford to pay the funeraria the 50,000 pesos they owe it. So the funeraria turned over only a temporary death certificate without a registration number, which is needed to bury someone in a cemetery.

Ronald left 20-year-old wife Joy and a five-month-old son. She is two months pregnant. They were just visiting the neighborhood where he died and Joy said she overheard the killers say they had hit the wrong men.

Update

Ronald Nabor, 25, was finally buried today after a kind stranger offered to pay for his large debt to the Pacheco funeral parlor.

He was killed on Feb 19, nearly a month ago, while attending a birthday party near Commonwealth Avenue. His family couldn’t bury him because of the debt; his wake was about to lose its space in a small barangay chapel due to an upcoming fiesta. So the help came just in time.

A masked man had barged into the party and shot Ronald and a resident. Another masked man was standing guard outside the small home while another was on the street. A white van with a driver was waiting for the killers to finish. No license plates. The same white van had been spotted elsewhere in QC around the time of similar killings.

Source of text and photos: Howie Severino FB post